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All employers should be aware of the Fair Work Commission's (FWC's) decision regarding the 2018/2019 annual wage review.
The FWC announced a 3% increase from the first full day period on or after 1 July 2019 to the:
The FWC’s decision is lower than last year’s 3.5% increase to the national minimum wage (and lower than the 3.3% increase from the previous year). The FWC stated that the prevailing economic conditions justified a lower increase this year.
In light of the FWC’s decision, it is important that employers review their rates of pay before 1 July 2019 to ensure employees are appropriately paid in accordance with the new wage rates. There can be significant penalties against employers, and potentially directors, who fail to meet their minimum wage obligations.
For further information on how these changes may impact on your business please contact us on +61 8 9481 2040.
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